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#1 TanuKi Beard

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:05

This is what I get.

Which doesn't make sense seeing as how this very video used to work; subtitles and all.
Furthermore; I believe the issue may have begun after the update, yet I am not sure of this.
Lastly, I attempted to fix the issue myself by changing the subtitle encoding from Default to UTF-8. (No difference.)

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#2 Nothing Here

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:06

I have never seen that before in VLC. I use it. Maybe try and uninstall it and then dl the latest version and install it again.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:21

I have never seen that before in VLC. I use it. Maybe try and uninstall it and then dl the latest version and install it again.


Did that; just now. Sadly; the issue persists.

#4 Ice_Blue

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:24

Maybe it is a codec problem?
Try and see if newer codec versions are available.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:27

Have you tried reading the subtitle file?

#6 Copernic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:28

Maybe it is a codec problem?
Try and see if newer codec versions are available.


VLC doesn't need codecs. Try to uninstall / remove VLC completely and install the last version.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:29

Maybe it is a codec problem?
Try and see if newer codec versions are available.


Well; the videos used to work previously; without any issue.
Is there maybe some other alternative .mkv player for intel macs, preferably a light software?


VLC doesn't need codecs. Try to uninstall / remove VLC completely and install the last version.


did it.

Have you tried reading the subtitle file?


The mkv files worked in the past with vlc. And still work with: XBMC
Yet; I don't like that video player; because of its clunkiness; I don't need some high end media player; just a .mkv player is fine.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:29

I'm sorry I can't help more. But maybe try using a different font for the subtitles?

#9 Ice_Blue

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:37

Try MPC Home Cinema

http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/

Very lightweight, and portable.
This is what I use.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:41

I think the issue has nothing to do with the video player, but a corrupted font file. That is what it looks like to me. Check your font folder to see if any fonts have installed recently, and if so delete them. Or if you can, change the font VLC uses by default. But it looks like it is trying to display something, so the subtitles are in fact working, but the characters are all wrong, which leads me to the font.

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:43

I think the issue has nothing to do with the video player, but a corrupted font file. That is what it looks like to me. Check your font folder to see if any fonts have installed recently, and if so delete them. Or if you can, change the font VLC uses by default. But it looks like it is trying to display something, so the subtitles are in fact working, but the characters are all wrong, which leads me to the font.


Well, I am now using MPlayerX; and all seems to be in order. So, I guess, VLC is not my main media player anymore.
Thanks again, all of you!

#12 Copernic

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Posted 12 September 2012 - 18:57

Upload somewhere the subtitle file; I want to try it with PotPlayer.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:28

Upload somewhere the subtitle file; I want to try it with PotPlayer.


.mkv file; the subtitles are part of the whole.

#14 Shiranui

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:32

Just learn Japanese.

From the screenshot, though, it looks like a character encoding issue. Did you try shift-jis, and EUC too? Sometimes auto-detect doesn't work.

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 02:43

Yeah, it's an encoding issue. VLC is choosing the wrong encoding and the characters are ending up as random Unicode characters, and since the LastResort font (the one showing in the screenshot) claims to have a glyph for every Unicode character, it's being used.